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The work we do in and for the local community.

Food Bank festival

Food bank helpers

Food Bank Festival. There was a great turnout from the Rotary Club of the Brickhills to help in the first Food Bank Festival. On a very windy day at Monkston playing fields, we helped run the children's fun corner. Traditional games encouraged children to line up as they 'splat the rat', and tried to find the key to 'open the door'. There were a varitey of vendors and live bands to entertain the 700 crowd.

Over £1,530 boxes of food were collected. There has been a 70% rise in need over the past two years. The Food Bank hare hoping to make this an annual event.

Brickhills - Man water station in MK Marathon

Team Brickhills handing out at the MK Marathon

Dan handing a bottle to a runnerIt was our privilidge once again to man a water station at the MK Marathon. However there were a few things that were different from last year, 1) the sun shone and it was really quite warm and 2) we handed out Gaitor-aid not water.

Our station was at mile 24.5, so this was the last station before the stadium and most of the runners were asking for water not Gaitor-aid. Once we said that this drink would replenish the electrolytes and ease their muscles and cramp they accepted it more readily. It was a hot day though...

Once again the courage and stamina of the runners of MK is astounding. Chinwe said she had not reaslied there were so many fit people in MK!!

Some of us felt inspired to take up running, whatch this space next year as we may assist with a corporate relay. Another great effort by TEAM Brickhills and grateful thanks go to Ian, Catherine, Wendy, Dan, Martin and Toby all friends of Rotary who helped us all day.

...see all the images here

Building a BBQ for the Scouts

Grama and Toby working on the BBQ baseIt was a chilly morning when we turned up to build a barbecue for the Leighton Buzzard Scouts. Now I have to admit that when I think of a brick built barbecue I think three foot high on a patio base (Maybe!).

Not this one, the scouts weren’t going to skimp here. It was a 16ft by 8ft patio base, laid out with small, reclaimed bricks. Trolley loads of bricks that had to be brought over from a large pile near to the scout hut.

This job we gave to Martin and Toby and a grand job they did too. Graham, Phil Goddard (the man from the scouts), and I got stuck into filling in the marked out area with hardcore and then flattening it down with a powered plate, (you can see in the photos how Graham makes this look so easy. Not once it got wet!). Once this was to a set level, we could then spread in the small hardcore and lay the bricks on top.

We did this one course at a time, bashing down the bricks to get them level. (We didn’t break many!) I think you can say from the photos, it looks pretty smart. That’s what six and half hours will do for you! Now I hear you say, where is the barbecue? Well that’s stage two, (next year). See all the pictures here.

Winslow Show 2012

Rotary Brickhills and WinslowThe morning was bleak and the wet drizzle soaked us all, but the enthusiasm was infectious at the August Winslow Show this year. Elizabeth and Andy helped set up the fences on the grounds the day before collapsing in a heap (a lot of ground to cover).

Jan and Lesley directed a constant stream of traffic to the far field. Young horse riders were in the ring early, followed by the dog show. Sheep bleated in their pens next to ancient tractors. Punch was thumping Judy, alongside a very good variety of crafts, food and charity stalls.

The classic car show is always a hit and well attended. All monies raised go directly to local charities. What I like the best is the participation of all to have a good time. See al the pictures here

Lesley Willis

Tree Planting for the Diamond Jubilee

Planting trees for the Millennium with Evidence Talks and the Brickhills Rotary ClubSarah our Community chairman, was able to get us 420 saplanting 420 sapling trees.ppling trees that we would plant with the help of the Parks Trust in Linford Wood area of Milton Keynes. tas part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebration.

Together with the help of club members, their friends and family, help was afforded by the pupils of Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell, the Rotary Club of Bletchley and the staff of Evidence Talks Ltd. With all these hands and spades to do the digging,  the trees were planted in about 30 minutes.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes came down to watch us toil away in the wind and the rain and was presented with a plaque to commemorate the occasion. The plaque will be mounted on a nearby post to mark the planting.

Well done Sarah, this was a great event, and thanks go to all the helpers and club members who took part. See all the images here

Up-coming events

Linslade Canal Festival
28-07--2012 11:00 am
Category:  Social Events
Treasure Hunt Walk - Aylesbury
02-09--2012 11:30 am
Category:  Social Events
Walk - STOWE Gardens
23-09--2012 2:00 pm
Category:  Social Events
Christmas Party
07-12--2013 7:30 pm
Category:  Social Events

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